Construction of a new lube oil blending plant (LOBP) and grease manufacturing plant (GMP) are underway in Tuas, in the Singapore Lube Park, Shell announced.
The 100% Shell-owned facilities will replace its existing facilities in Woodlands North.
These investments will enable capacity expansion needed to support the expected demand growth in the Asia-Pacific region, Shell said in a statement. “Singapore is a strategic hub for our lubricants operations. It is Shell’s biggest supply chain hub for the blending and supply of grease and lubricants to the region,” Shell said in a statement.
When completed, Shell’s new LOBP and GMP are expected to have an increased capacity of approximately 40% and will supply customers in more than 30 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
“The move to a more strategic, larger and linked-up LOBP and GMP site will enable the capacity expansion needed to support the expected demand growth in our lubricants markets in ASEAN and Oceania,” Shell said.
Singapore Lube Park Pte Ltd is a joint venture between Shell Eastern Petroleum Pte Ltd, Sinopec Lubricant (Singapore) Pte Ltd and Total Oil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.